Gerald received new slacks for work. When Les took them from the bag to launder he said, "These smell like the old Craig's Department Store." I said, "Yes, just like G.C. Murphy with those wooden floors."
Les said, "That smell just takes one back in time."
I said, "That sounds rather Proustian."
Les quipped, "I'd much rather have a cookie."
I have written before about Remembrance Of Things Past by Marcel Proust and the madeleines (see here) and also referred to Proust in several other articles.
See our favorite Proust-related cartoon from The New Yorker. When I went online to find this cartoon, I wasn't surprised, but just delighted by the number of "Proustian" cartoons I had to comb through the archives to be able to find this one.